Member Since: 8/18/2010
Ampd Entertainment did such a wonderful job. Mike was always easy to get in touch with available to answer questions. Everyone was up and dancing all night at our wedding having a wonderful time. He even got the grandmothers to dance! He was very professional and had wonderful equipment and lighting. We could not have been any happier with Mike and Ampd Entertainment.
Thank you Jessica! It was a really fun night for me too. Best Wishes!
Member Since: 6/29/2009
AMPD Atlanta was recommended to me by my wedding coordinator at Ashley Baber Weddings.
My fiancé and I met with Hollon Yarborough, the AMPD DJ who was available for our wedding, and we both agreed that Hollon came across as super laid back, knowledgeable, and experienced. Hollon asked about our music preferences and he seemed to really understand what feel we were going for with our ceremony and reception.
I have to admit that I procrastinated WAY too much in selecting my wedding music and getting all the information to Hollon that he needed. The last month before my wedding was CRAZY! Hollon and the owner of AMPD, Mike Walsh, could not have been more patient and understanding with me, or more helpful in their attempts to keep me on track.
After I finally got my very specific music selections to Hollon (with about 48 hours notice...) he delivered tenfold! Every single song I particularly requested was played during the exact points in the evening that I asked them to be.
In addition to my specific song requests, I sent a list of artists and bands my fiancé and I like, and Hollon interpreted our musical tastes to a tee.
I will recommend AMPD to my friends and family, and I'm happy to recommend them to the Wedding Channel community as well!
Thanks Emily! No worries at all, too! We know how crazy it can be leading up to your wedding so we were hear to help at any hour. I am very appreciative for this specific testimonial from you because Customer Service is so crucial to success of th...
Member Since: 11/12/2004
Mike was attentive and very helpful leading up to our event. Mike was able to play off the crowd and knew exactly what kind of music to play for certain times/crowds. Overall it was a wonderful night and he did an amazing job!
Thanks Jina! It was so great to be a part of your big night!
Member Since: 5/23/2012
Mike was awesome. He was on top of all of our designated dances, made sure the music was what we wanted, and kept up the energy of the party without being over the top. He also did a great job with the floor lighting. And in general he is very easy to work with and a genuinely nice guy.
Member Since: 9/3/2012
We could not have been happier with our experience with AMP'D from our first meeting with Hollon to the end of our wedding day. Hollon got to know us and our style and he was able to reflect that perfectly on our wedding day. Our guests loved the entertainment as well! AMP'D is easy to work with and you can trust them to make the right choices to give you your dream day.
Member Since: 4/25/2013
WOW!!! We could not have asked for a better DJ for our wedding!!! We had some last minute changes to our venue that completely stressed us out...however, Mike Walsh was so great! Not only was he completely fine with changing locations on such short notice ( 3 days before!! ), but he threw in all of our up-lighting for FREE! He was so flexible and fun- we completely trusted him with our music and we were NOT disappointed. Everyone of all ages was on the dance floor having a great time. Since the time blew by so fast, Mike offered to stay 45 minutes past our scheduled end time to keep the party going! He was beyond generous with us and so easy to work with and communicate with. I had no worries about how the party would turn out, and I am so thrilled that I let him take control of everything. He made us the center of attention the whole night and kept himself in the background, all while creating the most perfect party atmosphere!! We also used the video services that Mike Walsh offers.... We have not gotten our video back yet, but I know it will turn out wonderful. I know they captured all of the best moments of our wedding. If you decide to go with Mike Walsh, you WILL NOT be disappointed. You get what you pay for (and a little extra in our case!!!) Thank you so much for making our entire night so perfect!!!
Member Since: 6/7/2012
Thank you SO much for all your hard work; talk about a good time! Thanks for having a roll-with-the-flow attitude and really catering to the crowd. Everyone had such a blast and was very complementary of the DJ!
Member Since: 1/12/2013
Hollon was awesome. He did everything we wanted. The young people had a great time, the older folks had a great time, he found obscure songs for us, etc. The uplighting looked great, and Hollon dressed to impress at my formal wedding with a tie that matched my colors and everything!
The photobooth was awesome. Totally worth it. Everyone loved it and getting those photos made some great memories just before we left for the honeymoon.
Thanks so much!
Member Since: 10/27/2011
Mike was an amazing DJ who read the crowd perfectly! My now husband and I chatted with Mike about song suggestions, but after meeting with him it was clear he knew how to get everyone on the dance floor and we let him roll with what he thought would get our guest dancing. Mike is not a typical "wedding" DJ but remixes songs, is wonderful over the mic ( allowing your guest to know when the special events are taking place- i.e. cake cutting, first dances etc are happening), and brings the party with him!
Mike was professional, attentive, and as a bride he put me at complete ease! He is extremely responsive, flexible, and will make sure your special day one to remember. Give him a try for your wedding day- you wont be disappointed!
Member Since: 10/7/2013
Mike did an awesome job for my daughter's wedding ceremony and reception! He made sure he knew what type of music to play and not to play. He played low key music during dinner and kept everyone on the dance floor once the party started. We also rented the photo booth which many guests enjoyed! I would highly recommend Amp'd Atlanta to anyone needing a DJ.
Member Since: 5/20/2012
I'm sure you've been told how a DJ can really make or break the reception... well Hollon ROCKED. IT. OUT! He did such a perfect job at meeting EVERY little request and adding his own touch to keep the night going! He was incredibly helpful and quick to respond to any questions or concerns my husband and I had. He was dressed professionally and has a wonderful personality. We also went with their uplighting package that really gave the perfect vibe we were going for! We couldn't have asked for a better person for the job! Thanks again Hollon! You're the best!
Member Since: 9/16/2012
Amp'd Atlanta (Mike Walsh) did a phenomenal job at my wedding! Mike provided music for my entire wedding - ceremony, cocktail hour, and the reception, as well as up-lighting for the reception - and everything was perfect! Mike responded to emails very promptly and always provided detailed information and answers to all of my questions. Also, the week before my wedding, I had asked Mike to call me to discuss the wedding day, and we talked for almost an hour and was so flexible and agreeable to all of the little requests I had, which was great! The online planning service that Amp'd Atlanta has is such a great tool to plan your wedding and create a timeline. Mike was spot on with the type of song selections I wanted, and he really read the crowd to get everyone out on the dance floor and to keep them there! The dance floor was packed all night with people from ages 25-80! All night long, my guests came up to me and said "Your DJ is amazing!" I can't say enough great things about Amp'd Atlanta!
Member Since: 8/20/2013
Mike Walsh was a fantastic DJ for our wedding. My husband and I had a pretty tight budget but decided that if we were going to spend a good amount of money on something or needed to go over our budget, that the DJ is where we would do it because we felt that was the most important part of our wedding. We had a lot of specific song requests and knew exactly what we didn't want played at our small intimate vineyard wedding. Mike was super accommodating to our requests and the requests of the guests. We asked him to play a lot of up-beat music and wanted it to be more of a fun, club type atmosphere and he even brought a great white leather DJ Booth to surround the equipment. We loved it; it looked classy and fun and made the dance floor really feel the way we wanted it to. Mike was always available during the planning process, returned phone calls and e-mails in a timely manner (almost immediately), offered great song and planning suggestions, was dressed very professional at the wedding and has a great presenting voice and presence about him. We are so happy with everything he did for us and our wedding was absolutely perfect.
Member Since: 2/15/2011
AMP'D is hands down AMAZING!!! I'm a wedding photographer and spend my weekends at receptions...I've seen just about everything which made me pretty picky when it came time for my own wedding. There was no doubt in my mind that AMP'D was the way to go:) The reception was perfect! The dance floor was packed! Our guest RAVED about Mike!!! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
Member Since: 6/21/2010
Hollan was our DJ and he was absolutely fantastic!! He did a great job of keeping the party going all night and also directing the activities such as cake cutting, speeches, and bouquet toss. He put the songs together in a way that they really flowed, even with some of our rather strange song requests. Our guests have been telling us since the wedding that it was the best party they have ever been to, and we have Hollan to thank for that. I would recommend them to anybody planning a wedding!!
Member Since: 9/21/2010
Mike from Amp'd Atlanta exceeded our expectations for our wedding beyond imagination in every area. He was EXTREMELY responsive whenever we had questions during the planning process (and there were many questions from us!). We would receive an email back from him almost immediately, and he was very thoughtful in his suggestions for music choices and add-ons. We made a last minute decision to add up-lighting, and Mike easily adjusted our contract. Our dance floor was never empty during the whole evening, as Mike was able to feel out the crowd and play the perfect songs at the perfect moments. His online planning form and song request form helped to keep our wedding organized. I would HIGHLY recommend Amp'd DJ & Lighting services for any event, but especially a wedding!
Member Since: 5/13/2013
Mike did a great job ad we were very pleased with him. Everyone we have talked to said it was the most fun they've had at a wedding. He made sure to keep people on the dance floor and allowed for everyone to have a great time.
Member Since: 7/8/2013
Amp'd Atlanta's photobooth added such a fun flair to our wedding. Mike and the rest of his company were responsive to emails and phone calls. Their photobooth was beautiful and fit perfectly with our theme. My favorite part was receiving an album with all of the photo strips posted inside of it. Overall, I would highly recommend Amp'd Atlanta for their professionalism, flexibility, and more.
Member Since: 10/21/2012
Mike was extremely helpful and I would highly recommend him again for ANY wedding or other event where a professional DJ is needed. We did not have a wedding planner and we found him to be very helpful in the planning and most importantly execution of all the wedding traditions from cake cutting, toasts, first dance etc.
The photo booth is a must and was a great replacement for our guest book and provided hours of entertainment for the youngest to oldest guests.
Member Since: 8/7/2009
I used Amp'd Atlanta's DJ, John "JC" Carlton, for my wedding May 04, 2013, at Indian Hills Country Club in Atlanta, GA, and I could not have been more pleased with their services. I had no idea how important the DJ is to the functionality and flow of a wedding, until last weekend when I attended a friend's wedding. The DJ at my friends wedding was horrible. The wedding had no flow to it, and there were long awkward pauses. The DJ had zero personality and was not enjoying himself, and it was evident.
NOW onto my DJ experience.
The entire experience with Amp'd Atlanta was seamless. They have a great understanding of what a bride (and groom, and anyone in need of DJ services) needs, and wants for her wedding. The website is such a great tool, it proved useful while planning the songs to play at the garter, bouquet toss, first dances, etc.
Planning the toasts, dances, etc was a breeze with the website and John's consistent communication.
John was in contact with me from the moment I hired them, until after the wedding, to ensure we were on the same page about everything. I never went longer than a week or so without an email or call from John to touch base, this was greatly appreciated! Several details of the wedding would have gotten lost in the mix if John was not on top of everything!
John was dressed professionally, and his professionalism did not end at his attire.
My wedding was supposed to be outside, and unfortunately it rained, so everything had to be switched to indoors at the last minute. John ensured everything from the ceremony to cocktail hour to the bridal party entrance flowed perfectly!
John clearly loves what he does, and was always upbeat and smiling. He brought an awesome energy to the evening, and was truly a pleasure to have hosting my wedding. He had the ENTIRE room on the dance floor for more than a few songs, this was one of my favorite parts of the wedding.
John guaranteed the evening was devoid of any awkward silences or uncomfortable moments, and opportunities for such moments were present. I hate to dance, as does my dad. I had discussed with John cutting our father-daughter dance short, without it seeming like the song just cut out, he was able to accommodate my request. The 4 minute long song was cut in half, after a minute and a half, I was very uncomfortable. I looked at John, and I must have given him a look of misery. John was so attentive to my needs. He ended the song immediately, without an abrupt ending.
We had a friend give a toast, who managed to say something inappropriate and break John's microphone within a minute. No sooner than the drunken toast began did John put an end to it. He started the music back up, thank god! John remained upbeat &amp;amp;amp; professional, even after his mic was broken. He handled this setback like a pro, and no one was really aware of the disastrous toast aside from the bridal party.
Anyone in need of DJ services will not be disappointed with Amp'd Atlanta and if you want the best DJ Atlanta has to offer, I urge you to choose John "JC" Carlton.
Creative DJ s Blending the Perfect Mix!
NO cheesy light shows, NO over-the-top DJs, NO ugly equipment, NO egos! DJs that MIX make all the difference!
Voted Best of Weddings by The Knot.
- Price Range: $$
- Music Types: 80s, 90s, Classic Rock, Disco, Hip-Hop, International, Jazz, R&B, Top 40/Pop, Variety
- Specialties: Ceremony DJ, Coordination Services, Lighting, MC Services
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013